Controversy brewing in ice-fishing contest

Published on February 19, 2016
Some people believe this fish caught at a derby in Blaketown should be disqualified.
Photo courtesy Buy and Sell Facebook page

People don’t know what to think about the legitimacy of the biggest catch so far in a Blaketown ice-fishing derby.

Newfoundland and Labrador Buy and Sell was compelled to send the leading entry to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to determine what kind of fish it is. According to contest rules for the Man Vs. Fish Ice-Fishing Derby, the fish must be either a brook trout or brown trout.

Healthy debate on the Buy and Sell Facebook page indicates there are many people who believe the fish in question is actually a salmon. The derby started last weekend and continues this Saturday and Sunday at Blaketown Pond. The top prize for the event includes a side-by-side vehicle.